When docs treat women as “pre-pregnant”

by Walter Olson on August 30, 2008

The New York Times’s Tara Parker-Pope doesn’t pick up on the tort incentives that might cause this to happen, but Glenn Reynolds does.

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1 Ted Frank 08.30.08 at 3:11 am

As one comment notes, “I’m pretty sure the statute of limitations for malpractice suits on damage to children is a solid 18 years. Given that, is it a surprise that doctors are nervous about prescribing ANYTHING to a woman of child-bearing age? I say this both as a physician and a woman of child-bearing age who is well protected against pregnancy.”

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